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The Silvertown (1873).
|The Silvertown (1873).|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: G1146|
|Description: The cable-laying ship 'Silvertown' (1873) belonged to the India Rubber Gutta Percha & Telegraph Works Company. She was built as the 'Hooper' and was the first purpose-built cable layer. She enjoyed a long career, laying cables in Central and South America, Africa and the Atlantic. She was berthed in Tilbury Docks during the census of March 1901.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|